It’s May 31, and the end to Mental Health Month has come. Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but not even NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has anything about it on the front of their web site. For a month that was designated in 1949, there’s little coverage about it in the mainstream media….or anywhere else. I just kind of find that annoying because I honestly think the advocacy groups could do a better job at spreading awareness. When millions of Americans take antidepressants, it’s pretty obvious there is an audience that will listen to some message about mental health. I hate to criticize these organizations, but why don’t we all know the color of ribbon for mental health month (green) when we all know what it means when we see a pink-colored ribbon?
the end of Mental Health Month